<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:05:56 -0800 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:05:56 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Obama's Immigration Plan to Be Revealed]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/immigration-obama-generic-1.jpg
President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans that could keep some 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. legally. NBC 7's Elena Gomez is along the Embarcadero with how this issue is divided among...]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Tie in Chula Vista City Council Race]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
Exactly two weeks after Election Day, final numbers are in for the Chula Vista City Council race.]]>
<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Candidates Exactly Tied]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the race for the Chula Vista City Council District 1 Seat was a dead tie. Both Republican John McCann and Democrat Steve Padilla have 18,450 votes, with 100 provisional ballots left to...]]>
<![CDATA[Final Results in for Tight South Bay Races]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:50:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5PT_PKG_MAIL_BALLOTS_PU_KNSD4HBG_1200x675_313432643791.jpg
More than two weeks after Election Day, final numbers are in for the razor-thin races for Imperial Beach mayor and Chula Vista City Council District 1.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Approves $3.5B Recycled Water Project]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:13:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/water-purification-drought.jpg
With drought relief in California a long way off, San Diegans are now getting a giant step closer to a more reliable, long-term water supply.
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<![CDATA[San Diegans Celebrate New Embarcadero Design]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:47:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/embarcadero-opening-1115.jpg
The weather was perfect Saturday for a public celebration of the new look for San Diego’s Embarcadero.

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<![CDATA[DeMaio: "False Smears" Ruined D52 Campaign]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:46:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gene5p1114_1200x675_358643779580.jpg
After his loss for the 52nd Congressional District seat, candidate Carl DeMaio is reflecting on the campaign, saying he was falsely smeared. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison has more on Nov. 14, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Committee Vote Could Help Curb "Mini-Dorms"]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:43:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mini-dorm-generic-image.jpg
A San Diego City Council committee approved a proposal to help residents control the number of so-called "mini dorms” near San Diego State University.

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<![CDATA[Carl DeMaio Appears on "Politically Speaking"]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:11:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PolSpeak1114.jpg
Carl DeMaio will appear on Politically Speaking 9 a.m. after NBC's Meet the Press this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. See clips from Politically Speaking here]]>
<![CDATA[Prop 47 Supporters Celebrate Passage]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:45:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Prop-47-victory-party.jpg
At a victory party for Prop 47, NBC 7's Danya Bacchus finds out there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 felonies convicted each year by the SD County courts and many of those are reducible convictions.]]>
<![CDATA[DA Receives 1,000+ Early Release Petitions]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:49:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sb10062143p-001.jpg
Only a week after a law aimed at reducing the state’s prison population took effect, the San Diego County District Attorney’s office has gotten more than a thousand petitions for reduced sentences and...

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<![CDATA[Chula Vista City Council Race Tightens]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:53:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Chula-Vista-City-Council-05.jpg
If you thought the fight for Chula Vista City Council Seat No. 1, couldn’t get closer, it has.

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<![CDATA[Political Landscape Red v Blue]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:31:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PolSpeakSeg1_1110.jpg
T.J. O'Hara, author, national political commentator and 2012 independent Presidential candidate and, Erik Bruvold, political scientist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Peters Still Leading DeMaio in D52 Race]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:41:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/scott+peters+carl+demaio.JPG
The latest numbers show incumbent Democrat Scott Peters narrowly beating challenger Republican Carl DeMaio in the highly contentious race for the 52nd Congressional District.]]>
<![CDATA[SDPD Investigated Emails Sent to DeMaio Accuser: Warrants]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:46:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Pol-Speak_2.jpg
Search warrant affidavits unsealed Friday show San Diego Police investigated several anonymous, harassing emails sent to former Carl DeMaio campaign staffer Todd Bosnich, who later accused the candidate...

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<![CDATA[Bosnich Gave Peters Campaign Docs: Warrants]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:28:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
The man who accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment is the same person who provided confidential campaign documents to DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, according to newly unsealed court documents.
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<![CDATA[Peters Vs. DeMaio: New Election Results Released]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:25:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PW_PKG_52ND_VOTING_DAT_KNSD55UG_1200x675_353354819531.jpg
Highly anticipated new numbers show U.S. Rep. Scott Peters has a 4,491 lead over challenger Carl DeMaio Friday afternoon, after Thursday saw a shakeup in the race for the 52nd Congressional District.]]>
<![CDATA[New Results Released in D52 Race]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:47:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Pol-Speak_2.jpg
An updated tally puts U.S. Rep. Scott Peters ahead of challenger Carl DeMaio by 861 votes in the tight race for the 52nd Congressional District.

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<![CDATA[Weary D52 Candidates Both Optimistic About Final Results ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:15:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates: U.S. Rep Scott Peters and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio.]]>
<![CDATA[Governor Jerry Brown Talks Next Four Years]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:34:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown2.jpg
The day after he was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in a landslide victory, Governor Jerry Brown sat down with reporters to discuss the next four years.

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<![CDATA[When Will We Know Final Election Results?]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:06:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5PT_PKG_MAIL_BALLOTS_PU_KNSD4HBG_1200x675_313432643791.jpg
San Diego is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the hotly contest 52nd Congressional District race. But as NBC 7’s Danya Bacchus explains, that won’t happen until 5 p.m. Thursday when 180,000 mail-in and...]]>
<![CDATA[First Asian-American in Decades Elected to SD Council]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:34:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chris+cate1.jpg
San Diego has elected its first Asian-American to the city council in nearly 50 years.

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<![CDATA[Property Owner Takes Legal Action After Prop H Failure]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:01:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB_ESCONDIDO_GOLF_COURSE.png
After voters rejected a measure to replace the former Escondido Country Club golf course with tract housing, the property owner is taking the situation to court.]]>
<![CDATA[Prop 47 Brings Immediate Impact to Judicial System]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:22:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Prison-Generic.jpg
Passage of a ballot initiative to reduce the penalties for low-level drug and property crimes will have an immediate and sweeping impact on San Diego’s judicial system, attorneys said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Props 45, 46 and 48 Fail, Prop 47 Passes]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:47:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/capitol84933556.jpg
Voters passed a sentencing reform initiative in Tuesday's election, but rejected three propositions related to health care insurance rate changes, medical negligence and Indian gaming compacts.

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<![CDATA[Cate Has Early Lead in Dist. 6 City Council Race]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:48:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chris+cate.JPG
A key local race is poised to rearrange the balance of power at San Diego City Hall. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison has more on where the race between Chris Cate and Carol Kim stands on Nov. 4, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Voter's Guide 2014 November Election]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:30:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Voting-generic-election-vot.jpg
Enter your address to view your ballot.

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<![CDATA[Chula Vista Poised to Elect First Latina Mayor]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:47:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mary-Salas-Election-Night.jpg
If initial results prove correct, Chula Vista will have the first Latina mayor in San Diego County history. NBC 7's Wendy Fry reports on Nov. 4, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Trustees in Sweetwater Scandal Not Re-Elected]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:56:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cartmill-Lopez-Sweetwater-0.jpg
Voters in the South Bay did not re-elect two of the Sweetwater school board trustees who accepted a plea deal in connection with a pay-to-play scheme.

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<![CDATA[Contentious D52 Race Comes to End for Peters, DeMaio]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:54:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carl-Demaio-Scott-Peters-10.jpg
Marked by attack ads, sexual harassment allegations and a campaign headquarters break-in scandal, one of the nation’s most contentious and closely watched races comes to an end as 52nd Congressional District...
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<![CDATA[San Diegans Head to Polls, Say It’s "Civic Duty"]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:29:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/I+Voted+Sticker.jpg
Election Day has finally arrived. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez reports from a polling station in North Park about the latest expected voter turnout and what time we can expect results.

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<![CDATA[New Low in Voter Turnout Projected]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:24:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
Voters in California are going to the polls Tuesday to decide key issues from drug-testing medical professionals to financing the statewide drought.

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<![CDATA[Election Websites Go Down in CA Counties]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:22:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/VOTER+ID+IMAGE.jpg
Contra Costa County's elections website was down Tuesday due to a problem with a web hosting company that is affecting a number of counties nationwide.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tot Wants to Vote ]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:35:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/195*120/Xavier+cries+p1.jpg
Xavier is only 3 years old. He cannot legally vote for another 15 years. But Xavier is passionate about the democratic process. The tyke went with his mom, Erica Hallman Nagy to vote this morning near...]]>